“Creativity is intelligence having fun” – Albert Einstein
Do you ever drive down a street and one house just stands out more than the others? Often times, it has to do with how the owner has staged the front yard and porch to attract your eye. A simple way to set your property apart from your neighbours (especially if you plan to list your Property For Sale) is to paint your front door(s).
This can be a bit of a challenge if you are not familiar with how to choose a complimentary or even a bold stand out paint. Start by stepping back to your curb and looking at the style of your home. What are the predominant colours so far in landscaping, siding or the brick tones on your home? Look for colours that complement each other in the nature around you.
If your home is an unusual style with a solid white, soft grey or tan siding/ brick, it is a perfect canvas for an unusual colour like teal. Homes with clay brick look fresh with a bright red, burnt orange or yellow door.
Visit your local paint store to ask about the best quality outdoor paints and take home a number of sample paint swatches to attach to your front door. Observe how the outdoor lighting changes over a few days before making your final decision on your preferred colour.
Smaller homes may benefit from a monochrome exterior where the front door blends with the exterior. Then you are able utilize colourful planters, wall sconces, benches and accessories on the front porch area to draw the eye in.
Fall is a great time of year to enhance your properties’ street appeal and set it apart with your own personal style and taste. Next time someone drives down your street, they will be stopping to get inspiration from your property!
From my house to yours…